The beauty in Cultures of China
Cultures of China were showcased at the Spring Festival celebration held on Monday February 15, 2016 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
The Spring Festival was hosted by various Chinese Community leaders including the All Africa Peace Association, Chinese Community Police Forum (CPF) and the Chinese Business Committee.
The Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Tian Xuejun was the key note speaker and addressed the guests on the Cultures of China and the importance of Spring Festival.
Among other dignitaries was the Chinese CPF chairman Wu Shaokang, All Africa Peace Association chairman Lee Xujien and various Chinese community leaders.
The performances of the night were a clear indication of the various styles in the cultures of China. The performances included; traditional drum playing, singing and magical performances which captivated the audience and kept them entertained.
The Spring Festival is known for celebrating with family and friends and is the biggest holiday season in China. The festival takes 15 days, beginning the day before the 1st day of Lunar New Year and lasts until the 15thday which is called the Lantern festival.
As Chinese at home and abroad are celebrating the Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year, people around the globe also take it as an opportunity to learn more about the cultures of China, their food and its historical traditions. Many countries have used this festival as a bridge for cultural exchange with the Asian giant.
Learning about the Chinese culture is a benefit for all countries, particularly those who have trade relations with China. The culture of China is on the rise and is slowly being accepted across all countries.
The Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the Lunisolar that works differently from the Western Calendar.
South Africa is home to the most Chinese nationals in Africa, with Johannesburg being home to most of those residing in the country. Various celebrations have been held across South Africa to rejoice in the Spring Festival.